Record number of uCalgary medical grads choosing family medicine

March 13, 2014

A record number of University of Calgary medical graduates are choosing careers in family medicine, reports UToday, with more than double the number of family doctors coming from the university than in 2008. “Albertans have long faced a shortage of family doctors,” says uCalgary President Elizabeth Cannon. “The University of Calgary is proud to support the Faculty of Medicine’s concentrated efforts to promote family medicine as a fulfilling career among the next generation of physicians and the demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of our community.” Of the 79 graduates who will study family medicine this year, 28 will stay in Calgary for their residency; the rest will do their residencies in Edmonton and other cities across Canada. uCalgary UToday